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Land Tops Tacirua Rally

Many return home satisfied with answers ANA SOVARAKI Suva Many people who attended the FijiFirst party rally in Tacirua Primary School last night returned home happy that their queries on
25 Jul 2014 09:03

Dr Jiko Luveni in Tacirua last night. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Many return home satisfied with answers

ANA SOVARAKI
Suva

Many people who attended the FijiFirst party rally in Tacirua Primary School last night returned home happy that their queries on land were answered.
Mita Devi of Sakoca Settlement said: “I’m so happy I had attended this meeting. One of the things that I’ve been worrying about is the land and tenancy issues and I’m so happy it has been provided answers.”
FijiFirst president Dr Jiko Luveni promised to take up issues or personally hand them over to party leader, Voreqe Bainimarama.
Some residents living along Khalsa Road raised their concerns about being told to move out of the area after they were given a seven-day notice because developments would soon take place.
They felt the seven days was too short and that they had invested money in building their homes and were worried about recovering the loss. Dr Luveni said the Government was doing all it could to assist those from informal settlements that faced this problems by relocating them to better places like Waibau and Lomaivuna in Naitasiri.
“Landowners are entitled to their land and the government cannot do anything on it so when you decide to settle on a land that doesn’t belong to you, you need to look into the future,” Dr Luveni said.
However, she said if Government was going to use any leased land then compensation would always be paid. At least 80 people turned up at the rally point.
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